A coalition of Baptist, Brethren, Lutheran, Methodist Churches have written a letter to our Congress “asking them to make certain the health care bills they are considering contain taxpayer funding for abortions [emphasis mine].” In the same letter they call abortion a “morally justifiable decision [emphasis mine]”, and if that isn’t enough, they want the House and Senate to oppose any amendments that would remove that funding by us, we the taxpayers.
Which denominations endorsed the letter?
- American Baptist Churches
- Church of the Brethren
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
- United Church of Christ
- United Methodist Church
- Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
- United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism
- Unitarian Universalist Association
There’s a whole list of other people and organizations who signed the letter too. After all, the “Religious Institute claims to represent 4,800 clergy and 40 Christian denominations.” Gee, it’s nice to see all that unity out there, isn’t it? Too bad they’re united for such a deplorable and immoral cause.
And, lest you think that I’m not equally appalled by so-called “Catholic” organizations who promote various decidedly un-Catholic agendas, please allow me to share this gem with you:
“Saint Vincent de Paul is partnering with Catholic Charities USA* and the Catholic Health Association to amplify our collective voice to let Congress know that health care reform can not wait,” that group says on its web site.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities USA sent out an action alert last week, asking members to contact their legislators immediately “in the next 24 hours expressing your support for Congress to enact health care reform now.” (Read more.)
That just makes my stomach turn upside down. Not that they want health reform now, but that they want the current pro-abortion plan now! Unfortunately, I can’t quote much more of these original news items without violating the copyright of LifeNews, so I’m just going to give you the links and urge you—strongly urge you—to read the full one-page articles for yourself. And then print them out and share them with your friends and family, and email the articles to people you know, and share them on Facebook or wherever you can. We’ve got to get news like this out! We’ve got to know what’s going on and we’ve got to unite against it!
Thank you for reading. Peace be with you. And may the Lord move your heart to join the pro-life movement if you haven’t already. And if He’s already moved you to that, may He move you to do more, even more than you’ve already done, even if that is a lot. May He richly bless you and increase your witness a thousandfold.
Read. Pray. Act!
Read the full article, Catholic Groups Questioned About Support for Pro-Abortion Health Care Bills @ LifeNews.com.
*That’s the national Catholic Charities, not the one at the diocesan level. They’re separate. Our diocese has its own Catholic Charities, of which 85%—or more—of monies donated go to help the poor and the needy and not to fund and promote contraception, abortion and worse. (The actual percentage may be higher, I’ll have to check with them again. I’ve forgotten and I don’t see it on their website. I’ll find out and correct it here if need be.)